For Sale: 1979 Clenet Series I in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXQUISITE CONDITION THROUGHOUT!
  • JUST RELEASED BY A RESPECTED PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION
  • ONLY 6782 ACTUAL MILES
  • #200 OF ONLY 248 BUILT
  • STUNNING FACTORY COLOR COMBINATION OF ALL BLACK
  • RECENT COMPLETE SERVICE INCLUDING ALL NEW TIRES
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS LIKE NEW
  • FITTED WITH EVERY AVAILABLE OPTION
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
  • A COLLECTORS DREAM
  • OPTIONS INCLUDE:
  • BOTH HARDTOP AND SOFT TOP
  • POWER STEERING
  • POWER BRAKES
  • DUAL SPOTLIGHTS
  • WALNUT DASH
  • CRYSTAL ASHTRAY
  • FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING
  • FORD 351 CUBIC INCH V8 ENGINE
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • CONNOLLY LEATHER INTERIOR

Daniel Schmitt & Co. is extremely proud to present one of the most incredibly preserved examples of an exceedingly rare, factory coach-built neo-classic; #200 only 248 1979 Clenet Series I Roadster ever produced. The legacy of Clenet began with a young French designer named Alain Clenet who had tired of corporate auto industry politics and decided to leave his career as an industry consultant and build his dream car. At the age of just 33, he assembled a team of craftsmen and brokered a deal with Ford Motor Company to supply Lincoln Continental frames, engines, and components.

 

From their 40,000 square-foot factories in Santa Barbara, California, each car was painstakingly crafted with the only goal being to make the finest car in the world. At the time of production, Clenets were often compared to Rolls-Royces, as they were appointed using the same English Connolly leather, walnut wood from the same forest, and same wool carpet as the famed luxury marque with build quality to match. However, it could be argued that compared to a Clenet, a Rolls-Royce is positively mass-produced. So very few Clenets were ever constructed, that seeing one today is the rarest of automotive sightings. Many of them were sold new to celebrity owners.

 

This 1979 Clenet Series I Roadster featured here is finished in stunning all-black over gorgeous black  Connolly leather interior and has traveled just  6,42 miles since new. Maintained in climate-controlled storage this truly remarkable example exhibits the care it received over the years. There is no more coveted, more luxurious, better-built neo-classic in existence and this is likely the finest example of the marque on earth. Do not miss this opportunity to acquire one of the finest, most desirable custom coach-built automobiles ever created. We are proud to offer this 1979 Clenet Series I Roadster to the most astute collector, investor, or enthusiast who desires the very best.

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Clenet Series I
  • Listing ID: CC-1599709
  • Price: $79,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Clenet
  • Model:Series I
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:6872
  • Stock Number:407753
  • Trim Level:Roadster
  • VIN:CLE791176
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
Listed By:
Daniel Schmitt & Co.
3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63074

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